Both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and jihadist groups battling to oust him stand to benefit from a lightning offensive by militants across the border in Iraq, analysts believe.
A jihadist offensive driving toward Iraq's capital is allowing the country's Kurds to reinforce their claims to territory Baghdad has long opposed them adding to their autonomous northern region.
Since thousands of foreign troops have struggled in vain for more than a year to quell sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, growing numbers of people want the notoriously ragtag army rearmed.
U.S. President Barack Obama rejected Wednesday the notion that the shock election defeat of a top Republican leader had effectively dashed his hopes of passing a new legacy enhancing immigration bill.
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Wearing a chic scarf in Brazil's yellow and green colors, Sao Paulo newsstand owner Ana Carmo is ready for the World Cup, with high expectations for her beloved team.
A video of a woman being sexually assaulted at inaugural celebrations for Egypt's new president has spotlighted a national epidemic, but activists believe that stopping such attacks will be difficult.
Indonesia's two presidential candidates are outdoing each other with hardline policies to rein in foreign firms and control the resources sector, risking a lurch toward nationalism in Southeast Asia's top economy, analysts say.
From international observers and journalists to pro-Ukrainian activists, priests and ordinary citizens, cases of arbitrary detention and abductions are on the rise in the areas of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels.
Three days of major jihadist attacks around Iraq, including on a university, have left dozens dead in a stark display of militant strength and the country's enormous security challenges.
Europe's governments are turning their attention to prostitution, drugs and contraband as possible ways of boosting their economic growth profiles, as they struggle away from their debt crises.